I have gotten a lot of questions regarding summer private lessons- most especially why they look like they are so much more expensive. So, I figure that I can use some blog time to write down exactly why it looks like it is more expensive, but it's really not as much as you think. Stick with me.
For the mere sake of time, I'm only going to compare 45-minute lessons for you. Of course, feel free to do the lesson package that applies to you and your family.
During the school year, we include 32-lessons from September through May. We divide this number into 9 equal monthly payments, which means you are paying for about 3.5 lessons each month. We do this because some months have more weeks than others, students come on different days & there are not an equal number of days in each month...some months you get MORE lessons, some months you get LESS. Hopefully that makes sense.
45 minute lessons each month is $205. That is a total of $1845 for the school year or almost $58 per lesson.
For the summer session- 6 lessons of the same length are $375, which is $62.50. We have gone up $4.50 per lesson. Of course, we know everything goes up- this is to help provide you with the best teachers and keep our pay rate competitive to what other schools pay their own teachers.
This price will stay the same for the 2023-24 school year. We do a small increase each summer which is reflected in the following school year pricing. There are no discounts in the summer because everyone is traveling and we don't have the normal cash flow like the school year.
I honestly do not like talking money or making pricing of lessons go up. I have a family of my own as well- and it's hard! However, I do know that the quality of what we provide is the best. Ask any of our teachers, and they love doing what they do- but they all love working at Music SO Simple.
In addition to our wonderful teachers, we are building our library of music- which directly affects what we give our students, teaching on the best instruments, keeping them in tune and maintained, and offering a wonderful staff and facility for all. These are just a few things that you do see every single week. I promise to keep that going for you all.
That's all I have to say. I'm certainly not going to keep anyone from taking lessons because of money, so if you are in a real bind, please feel free to reach out to me.